Vesey Washington has lived on the other side of Molasses Creek from the Greens since they were children. He and Ally go back to summers of fishing the creek and the distance the civil rights era wedged between them. In many ways, he's held a piece of her heart all these years.
And on the other side of the world, Sunila Kunari has just escaped the quarry in Nepal that has held her captive. She sets out alone in monsoon season, desperate to reach the US Embassy with the brand-new knowledge that her parents kidnapped her when she was an infant.